My Little Man will be 2 in just a few weeks time. He said his first word at, heck I don't remember but I know it was his sisters name and that it was incredibly sweet to hear him say it.

From there it was, in no particular order: 'Hi,' 'bye,' 'lub yoo' then just recently 'love you' as well as the usual Mum, Dad, 'uh oh' and 'oh well.' He hasn't started joining words together just yet and I don't expect him to.When the time comes however I think,no wait I KNOW what his first, fully fledged sentence will be:

Watch out for the dog poo!!

It may not happen but currently, and not limited to my town, there seems to be a vile rise in the non collection of ones dog crap. In some cases there is so much dog poop on the pavements (especially and annoyingly on the school route) that I have invented a game which requires total alertness and super skills:

Buggy Poo Dodging.

I'm ace at it now, although times are bad at the moment. I actually have to go on the road to avoid serious wheel coverage. That's bad. And my skills in buggy poo dodging ain't that good.

In all seriousness though why can't certain people pick up their dogs leavings? Why can't these people see that their behaviour is totally disgusting and completely selfish? Twice I've been greeted by some pooches 5am leavings on my doorstep.

What can we do though? Not a lot I suppose. Ill just continue to hone my amazing buggy skills and hope pray that the aforementioned sentence is absolutely NOT my sons first.



  1. We have exactly the same thing round us! All the way along the school route is s*$t. It's driving me mad! Luckily my little girl is too young yet to start repeating it, but my little boy is always telling people shouldn't bring dogs to school cos I keep moaning about it!

  2. Sounds horrific :( Have you thought about writing to your council or starting a petition at school? Would raise awareness... I'm sure you're not the only mum who feels this way - dog poo is gross! xx

  3. I have a dog and i always pick up my dogs leavings. I can not understand those who don't. In my oppinion if you do not pick up your dogs leavings you do not respect yourself, your dog and all your neighbours. It's sad that a lot of people behave in such way.

  4. Oh so that's what that game is called! I also play that game in the morning! Once, I even almost got hit by a car because I was so busy dodging!